Toyota RAV4 manuals

Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: Light bulbs

You may replace the following bulbs by yourself. The difficulty level of replacement varies depending on the bulb. If necessary bulb replacement seems difficult to perform, contact your toyota dealer.

For more information about replacing other light bulbs, contact your toyota dealer.

Preparing for light bulb replacement

Check the wattage of the light bulb to be replaced.

Bulb locations

Front

Toyota RAV4. Bulb locations


  1. Headlight low beam
  2. Daytime running light/headlight high beam
  3. Front turn signal light/parking light
  4. Front side marker light
  5. Fog light (if equipped)

Rear

Toyota RAV4. Rear


  1. Tail light
  2. Back-up light
  3. Rear turn signal light
  4. Stop/tail light and rear side marker light
  5. License plate lights

Replacing light bulbs

Headlight low beams

  1. For the right side only: remove the securing clip.

    Then move the washer tank inlet.

Toyota RAV4. Headlight low beams


  1. Disconnect the connector and turn the cover counterclockwise.

Toyota RAV4. Headlight low beams


  1. Unplug the connector while pulling the lock release.

Toyota RAV4. Headlight low beams


  1. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

Toyota RAV4. Headlight low beams


  1. Set the new light bulb.

Align the 3 tabs on the light bulb with the mounting, and insert.

Turn it clockwise to set.

Toyota RAV4. Headlight low beams


  1. Set the connector.

After installing the connector, shake the bulb base gently to check that it is not loose.

Toyota RAV4. Headlight low beams


  1. Set the connector and install the cover.

Before installing the cover, turn the headlight low beams on once and visually confirm that no light is leaking through the mounting.

Toyota RAV4. Headlight low beams


  1. For the right side only: move the washer tank inlet and install the securing clip.

Daytime running lights/headlight high beams

  1. For the right side only: remove the securing clip. Then move the washer tank inlet.
  2. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

Toyota RAV4. Daytime running lights/headlight high beams


  1. Unplug the connector while pressing the lock release.

Toyota RAV4. Daytime running lights/headlight high beams


  1. Replace the light bulb, and install the bulb base.

Align the 3 tabs on the light bulb with the mounting, and insert.

Toyota RAV4. Daytime running lights/headlight high beams


  1. Turn and secure the bulb base.

Shake the bulb base gently to check that it is not loose, turn the headlights on once and visually confirm that no light is leaking through the mounting.

Toyota RAV4. Daytime running lights/headlight high beams


  1. For the right side only: move the washer tank inlet and install the securing clip.

Front turn signal lights/parking lights

  1. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

Toyota RAV4. Front turn signal lights/parking lights


  1. Remove the light bulb.

Toyota RAV4. Front turn signal lights/parking lights


  1. When installing, reverse the steps listed.

Front side maker lights

  1. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

Toyota RAV4. Front side maker lights


  1. Remove the light bulb.

Toyota RAV4. Front side maker lights


  1. When installing, reverse the steps listed.

Fog lights (if equipped)

  1. To allow enough working space, turn the steering wheel to the opposite side of the bulb to be replaced.

Turn the steering wheel to the left when replacing the right side light bulb, and turn the steering wheel to the right when replacing the left side light bulb.

Toyota RAV4. Fog lights (if equipped)


  1. Remove the fender liner clip and open the fender liner.

Toyota RAV4. Fog lights (if equipped)


  1. Unplug the connector while pressing the lock release.

Toyota RAV4. Fog lights (if equipped)


  1. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

Toyota RAV4. Fog lights (if equipped)


  1. Set the new light bulb.

    Align the 3 tabs on the light bulb with the mounting, and insert.

    Turn it clockwise to set.

Toyota RAV4. Fog lights (if equipped)


  1. Set the connector.

    After installing the connector, shake the bulb base gently to check that it is not loose, turn the fog lights on once and visually confirm that no light is leaking through the mounting.

Toyota RAV4. Fog lights (if equipped)


  1. Reinstall the fender liner and install the clip.

    Insert the clip and turn to lock.

Toyota RAV4. Fog lights (if equipped)


Stop/tail lights and rear side marker lights, and rear turn signal lights

  1. Open the back door and remove the bolts, and remove the lamp assembly by pulling it directly backward from the rear of the vehicle.

Toyota RAV4. Stop/tail lights and rear side marker lights, and rear turn signal lights


  1. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

Stop/tail lights and rear side marker lights

Toyota RAV4. Stop/tail lights and rear side marker lights


Rear turn signal lights

Toyota RAV4. Rear turn signal lights


  1. Remove the light bulb.

Stop/tail lights and rear side marker lights

Toyota RAV4. Stop/tail lights and rear side marker lights


Rear turn signal lights

Toyota RAV4. Rear turn signal lights


  1. When installing, reverse the steps listed.

Tail lights and back-up lights

  1. Open the back door and remove the cover.

Toyota RAV4. Tail lights and back-up lights


To prevent damage, cover the tip of the screwdriver with rag.

  1. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

Tail lights

Toyota RAV4. Tail lights


Back-up lights

Toyota RAV4. Back-up lights


  1. Remove the light bulb.

Tail lights

Toyota RAV4. Tail lights


Back-up lights

Toyota RAV4. Back-up lights


  1. When installing, reverse the steps listed.

License plate lights

  1. Open the back door and remove the cover.

To prevent damage, cover the tip of the screwdriver with rag.

Toyota RAV4. License plate lights


  1. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

Left side

Toyota RAV4. Left side


Right side

Toyota RAV4. Right side


  1. Remove the light bulb.

Toyota RAV4. Right side


  1. When installing, reverse the steps listed.

If any of the lights listed below has burnt out, have it replaced by your toyota dealer.

After moving the washer tank inlet

After replacing the bulbs, return the washer tank inlet to its original position with the clip.

  1. Insert
  2. Press

Led lights

The side turn signal lights (if equipped) and high mounted stoplight consist of a number of leds. If any of the leds burn out, take your vehicle to your toyota dealer to have the light replaced.

Condensation build-up on the inside of the lens

Temporary condensation build-up on the inside of the headlight lens does not indicate a malfunction.

Contact your toyota dealer for more information in the following situations:

Caution

Replacing light bulbs

To prevent damage or fire

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